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Evaluation of Fathers at Work Initiative

Public/Private Ventures

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $509,478
  • Grant Period October 1, 2005–March 31, 2008
  • Location Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The Fathers at Work Initiative is a six-site, multiyear demonstration project that seeks to reduce poverty by supporting interventions that increase labor market participation, earnings and responsible fatherhood among young, low-income fathers. The programs help fathers manage child support matters, and when needed, help fathers reconnect with work, families and communities following incarceration.Funding will enable Public/Private Ventures to complete an evaluation of the initiative; strengthen the capacity of the participating programs to help low-income fathers achieve sustained employment and increased earnings, fulfill their child support obligations and become more engaged with their children; provide information and expertise to help sites meet the goals of the initiative; foster further development of effective programs for noncustodial fathers; and disseminate information and lessons learned to improve opportunities for low-income fathers.Between 2001 and 2004, more than 1,000 young men have participated in the Fathers at Work Initiative.